Emery Unified Superintendent announces School District Visioning Process
Dr. Rubio values the voices of our parents, community members, staff, teachers and students and is organizing a process to create an up to date vision for Emery Unified.
“We have so many wonderful staff, students, parents and community members. I want to ensure that members of these groups have a voice in the direction and future of our school district.”
On Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Rubio and a facilitator will be describing the upcoming district visioning process to any parents, staff and community members who would like to know about the process and may be interested in participating.
Location: District Office (1275 61st St.)
MEET OUR NEW PRINCIPALS!
Superintendent announces new high school principal and interim K-8 principal
“It is important that Anna Yates has someone right now who can give their full attention to the students, staff and parents.
I appreciate Ms. Lang’s ability to serve in this role at this time.
I also am happy to be able to offer employment to the selected candidate of the high school interview committee.
I am excited to have new members for the leadership team of Emery Unified“
Diane Lang, Anna Yates School Principal
Diane Gardner Lang was raised in Southern California and is a product of Riverside public schools. Diane earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University and furthered her studies by earning a teaching credential and a Masters Degree in Education. Diane began her teaching career in South Central Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has K-12 experience and has served students and families in Riverside and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts. Diane is raising three school aged children who attend public schools in Alameda County. Diane is enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve Emeryville's students, families and communities and the opportunity to be an advocate for outstanding public education for Emeryville's diverse communities.
Douglas Ferber, Emery Secondary School Principal
Working in schools for most of his adult life, newly hired Emery Secondary School (ESS) Principal, Doug Ferber, is experienced to say the least and very excited about his newest challenge which will include the opening of a new school next year.
Most recently, Ferber came to the Bay Area from Blythe, a small desert community at the California/Arizona border where he has served as the middle school principal since 2012.
Among his accomplishments, Ferber led Borrego Springs High to a 103 point gain in their Academic Performance Index (API) in the 2009-10 school year.
Ferber said he is excited about the opening of the new school in 2015. Although enrollment is relatively low, Ferber quotes the movie, "Field of Dreams." He believes if we build it, they will come, speaking of course of new students and staff to support the jewel of Emeryville, the Emeryville Center for Community Life slated to open late next year. "This is an administrator's dream," Ferber said.